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DGEOGHEGAN Posts: 448
7/11/13 10:32 A

Thanks Motivated, that helps.

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7/11/13 10:05 A

Thanks for the reply. I have read those articles and tried quite a few of the options to try and break out of this plateau, but no luck so far.

The new Nutrition Tracker is confusing because it is definitely giving me a much higher calorie goal on the days when I run.


Catherine

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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,739
7/10/13 9:18 P

The body should easily have enough reserves to be able to cope with 3-5 mile runs, and replenish those reserves on non-running days. If you started talking 8-10 mile runs, then the need to eat more on workout days may be more compelling.

The Plateau Busters series of articles at www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=516
may help you identify some of the underlying causes.

M@L

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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7/10/13 8:14 P

I have a question about the amount of calories I need based on my workout.

I've been on Spark for a year and half. In the first year I lost weight, but for the last 6 months I have not lost any weight. A big time plateau. I've been running since last August, trying to maintain a 3 runs/week schedule, 3-5 miles each.

I have a FitBit for tracking my activity. I just switched to the new Spark nutrition tracker and it's telling me I have more calories to eat today, a lot more than I expected. Have I not been eating enough? How can I tell how much I should be eating on the days I run vs. the days that I walk/weight train?

Thanks.

Catherine

Getting healthy -- one pound at a time!
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